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California teenager attacked by crocodile while vacationing at Marriot resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico [Video]

MARIN COUNTY, Calif. — What was supposed to be a relaxing getaway before starting college this fall, turned into a real life nightmare for 18-year-old Kiana Hummel, who was attacked by a 12-foot-long crocodile while vacationing in Mexico with a friend earlier this month.

The attack happened just before midnight at the Marriott resort in Puerto Vallarta.

Hummel, a recent Novato High School graduate, described the attack to ABC7 News from her hospital bed at Marin General. She said she and her friend had decided to go for a late night swim at the resort, but they weren’t even in the water when the crocodile emerged from the ocean, grabbed her right leg and pulled her into the water.

Sarah Laney, a bystander from St. Louis, heard Hummel scream. She and her friends ran to help.

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“It was most definitely one of the craziest, scariest things I’ve ever experienced,” Laney …

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